Washington, May 11, 2011— The World
Bank and IFC will be holding the inaugural Global Insurance Conference
in Washington to establish a platform for World Bank Group staff, clients
and key players in the (re)insurance field to discuss and debate new developments,
exchange best practices, develop initiatives and create momentum. Targeted
areas include: Solvency II, Bancassurance, Climate Change, Innovation in
Insurance Products, and Policyholder Protection Measures.
June 1, 2011 8:00 a.m.
June 2, 2011 5:30 p.m.
Venue: Preston Auditorium, World Bank Headquarters, 1818 H Street
NW, Washington, D.C.
Confirmed Speakers Include:
Lars Thunell, Executive Vice President and CEO, IFC
Carlos Montalvo, Executive Director, EIOPA
Elisabeta Gjoni, Chairperson, Albanian Financial Supervisory Authority
Tommy Persson, President, CEA
Rana Tahboub, Acting Direcor-General, Insurance Commission of Jordan
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About the World Bank Group
The World Bank Group is one of the world’s largest sources of funding
and knowledge for developing countries. It comprises five closely associated
institutions: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
(IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA), which together
form the World Bank; the International Finance Corporation (IFC); the Multilateral
Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA); and the International Centre for Settlement
of Investment Disputes (ICSID). Each institution plays a distinct role
in the mission to fight poverty and improve living standards for people
in the developing world. For more information, please visit www.worldbank.org,